Thursday, February 13, 2014

3 Literary Agents Looking for All Fiction Genres, Nonfiction

Updated 9/24/17

These three literary agents have opened their doors to new clients. As always, visit the website of their agencies, check their list of clients, check the publishers they work with, and read all submission requirements carefully before contacting. Submission requirements change and agents may switch agencies.

If none of these agents suit your needs, you can find a list of over 100 agents actively seeking clients here: Agents Seeking Clients.

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Christopher Rhodes of Stuart Agency

About Christopher: Christopher Rhodes’s career in publishing began in 1996 as a bookseller at Borders Books at the World Trade Center. He has held positions in both the sales and marketing departments at Simon and Schuster and was Executive Assistant to Carol Mann of the Carol Mann Agency where, among other duties, he managed contracts and assisted in the sale of foreign rights. Prior to joining The Stuart Agency, Christopher Rhodes was an agent at The James Fitzgerald Agency.

What he is seeking: Specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction, Christopher is actively seeking queries in the following areas: literary and up-market fiction (including thriller and horror); connected stories/essays (humorous and serious); memoir; creative/narrative nonfiction; history; religion; pop culture; and art & design.

How to submit: Submissions should be sent directly to: christopher@stuartagency.com, query and first fifty pages (fiction), query and proposal (nonfiction).

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About Allison: Allison Devereux is Associate Agent and Foreign & Subsidiary Rights Manager at Wolf Literary Services. She also assists Gillian MacKenzie of the Gillian MacKenzie Agency. She has been with WLS since 2012, working closely with Senior Agent and VP Adriann Ranta, with whom she jointly represents clients. A Texas native, Allison earned her B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated from the Plan II Honors Program. Before coming to WLS, Allison worked at Macmillan in Tor Books’ managing editorial department; prior to that, she was an Editorial and Design Assistant at the Institute of Classical Archaeology in Austin, as well as an intern at the Harry Ransom Center.

What she is seeking: Allison is looking for adult books across all genres, but she particularly loves literary and up-market commercial fiction featuring everyman characters, global settings, underrepresented voices, and unreliable or morally ambiguous narrators. She’s drawn to stories set firmly in reality but that explore something fantastical, and psychologically adept narratives with a surreal or subversive bent. Allison is also actively seeking narrative nonfiction that uses a particular niche topic to explore larger truths about our culture; journalistic examinations of progressive politics, pop culture, unique subcultures, and modern feminism; and anything with a convincing narrative voice or a great sense of humor.

How to submit: To submit a project, send a query letter addressed to Allison along with a 50-page writing sample (for fiction) or a detailed proposal (for nonfiction) to queries@wolflit.com. Samples may be submitted as an attachment or embedded in the body of the email.

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Allison Hunter of Janklow & Nesbit Associates

About Allison: Allison began her publishing career in 2005 working for the Los Angeles-based literary publicity firm Kim-from-L.A, and was an agent at InkWell Management and the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency before joining Janklow & Nesbit. She has a B.A. in American Studies and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

What she is looking for: Allison is actively acquiring literary and commercial fiction (including romance), memoir, narrative nonfiction, cultural studies, pop culture and prescriptive titles, including cookbooks. She is always looking for funny female authors, great love stories and family epics, and for non-fiction projects that speak to the current cultural climate.

How to submit: For fiction submissions, send an informative cover letter, a brief synopsis and the first ten pages. If you are sending an email submission, please include the sample pages in the body of the email below your query.

For non-fiction submissions, send an informative cover letter, a full outline, and the first ten pages of the manuscript. If you are sending an email submission, please include the sample pages in the body of the email below your query.

Send your material to submissions@janklow.com. 

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